Rumor: PlayStation 4 to drop Sony’s Cell processor

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Rumor: PlayStation 4 to drop Sony’s Cell processor.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/Qcok1Z.jpg[/newsimage]It has been confirmed by Kotaku that Sony is working on the PlayStation 4 (PS4), and that the next generation gaming console will not be using Sony’s Cell processor or any derivative of the chipset that powered the PlayStation 3 (PS3). 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/rumor-playstation-4-to-drop-sony’s-cell-processor-59634/](http://www.myce.com/news/rumor-playstation-4-to-drop-sony’s-cell-processor-59634/)


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#2

Smart, just as developers are figuring out how to actually use the cell processor properly, sony ditch it for an x86 based APU.

It turns out that Sony is about as reliable as an Aussie Ex-Prime-minister turned international delegate …

The biggest developer criticism about the PS3 was that there just wasn’t enough ram.

It’s sad that the cell CPU wasn’t developed further, increase the number of SPU’s, increase the bus width, increase the core count, decrease the fab size & power and up the speed.

Developing games for the Cell CPU really sorted the men from the boys …


#3

I’m just going to LMAO when the PS4 comes in at a whopping $1k as MSRP. $600 was not enough for greedy Sony and the console gaming cartel. the Dollar isn’t worth what it used to be so, like many “got to be the frist” consumers will get gouged for a grand! Talk about grand theft console!


#4

PS3 started at over $1200au here -> $900us.


#5

So, it will not be backwards compatible… again…
Why are consumers deprived from their old purchased content?


#6

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2625945]So, it will not be backwards compatible… again…
Why are consumers deprived from their old purchased content?[/QUOTE]

They want you to repurchase the games again thru digital distribution. I think that is the main reason why they dropped backwards compatibility for the ps3.